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Show off your Old English Game Bantams!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gameboygal12, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. AmberRex

    AmberRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why thank you!
    Pretty sure they were all hers cause she layed blue eggs and had a five toe mutation which she passed on to the babies. Anything's possible though....
    [​IMG] You are right on the British front but the wall and my farm are traditional Irish buildings in the heart of Ireland and are a good few hundreds of years old. My poultry have a stone outbuilding for a home as actually on that point do all of the animals... I will say though that that section of wall is by no means the prettiest and some of the historical features here and across the sea are AMAZING. In my home the exterior walls are two nearly three foot thick.

    Soo... the general opinion from everybody is that they are definitely cochin, definitely NOT OEGB and possibly Blue Wheaten Ameracuana.... Interesting...[​IMG] if any more suggestions come through or can be backed up I'd love to hear them...
     
  2. TW1Kell

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    Well, I would have thought Erin would be considered "part" of The Empire, still. Wouldn't it? At least as related as "we" are...I'm American. ;)

    As far as the crossing is concerned, I have chicks from a Polish Tophat cross with a White Amie in an attempt to develop a hippy head with a beard. Might be what happened in your case? Anyway, the crossing made pretty birds, and I'd keep them!
     
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  3. old for h lover

    old for h lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]theres my two bays ones a BBROEGB and the other one is a BROEGB :)
     
  4. AmberRex

    AmberRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the south then it depends whose side you're on. I'm neutral so really you call it anything as far as I'm concerned. I call it home!
    You are dead right too and to be honest. they are all pretty so it doesn't really matter what breed they are at all.
    No sorry.. I have misunderstood now I must explain... You see Ireland fought for many years for a division from England and the South succeeded in the last century. Now the South, East and West of Ireland are a republic and there is political and religious divide ongoing in the North. Over here it is a very touchy point for many people but Ireland is a completely separate country now... apart from the North. I understand what you are saying in that yes, just like America Ireland was once considered connected to The U.K but to suggest it is, in it's entirety now, might offend people. I am not offended at all by the way, I don't want you to get that impression but......
    Actually on that point the history of Ireland and how it was planted and then fought back for is very interesting and worth looking into if your'e into that sort of thing[​IMG]

    To bring this back around again What sort of wall would you like to build.... and have you any OEGBs?
     
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  5. balbrt1

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    This is my Grandaughter's hen. Her name is Spunky. She is so sweet that she took her to pre-k show and tell without a cage!
     
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  6. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i find my oegbs to be calm birds with almost everything but each other. i have a lemon blue sport hen that talks to me when i feed her, she loves to be held.
     
  7. TW1Kell

    TW1Kell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amberex: As a former Special Operations officer and graduate of a Sapper School run by a British Major of The Regiments, I have a wee bit of background on all of that...Counter-Terr study involves the IRA and P-IRA and the 1100 year struggle, quite a bit. Sorry, didn't mean to kick the can over and let the worms out.

    And...YUP, I have a few OEGB. I am at a bit over 100 birds, at the moment, tho not all are OEGB. I have my Large birds (Mostly Amie and EE, but others, as well) for egg production, and have really gotten into Bantams, the past year and a half, or so. I have Golden and Silver Sebrights, SDW Phoenix, Lemon Blues/Brassy Blues (No one here can tell me the difference???), Blacks, BBReds, SDW's, Blues, Greys, all kinds of OEGB and other birds. I do tend toward endangered species, and anything odd or specifically SMALL! hehe I have Birchen Cochins as well, in my Bantams, almost forgot them. ;)
     
  8. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lemon blues: crossed from b.b. red and what I call a dark blue (not light self blue color) according to Baldwin's. they are much more yellow tinted in the neck than a brassy. this picture is not a show quality bird, but will give you an idea of the color.
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    brassy blues, I believe were simply bred by crossing brassy backs with dark blues, but I could be wrong. the brassy color is lighter. again this bird is not show quality, he would have done well at a younger age.

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  9. AmberRex

    AmberRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I'm the one whose sorry...I really hope that you can see where I was coming from in my explanation and I hope that I haven't offended you...[​IMG]

    OEGB's look so pretty! I wish that I had some. I have a few mix breeds, my little Bantams included, and some White Stars, Copper Stars, Cuckoo Marans, Wessex Supremes, Bluebells and a good few others that I hav'nt time to mention....[​IMG]
     
  10. old for h lover

    old for h lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]what cool is he ??? :)
     

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